Offers and Promotions
Free settling in sessions
Prior to your child starting at nursery, you will be invited to bring them along for introductory sessions, which enable them to have short visits before their start date. These sessions are FREE, and will give you an opportunity to discuss your child’s needs and requirements with their key carer.
What to expect from your child’s settling in sessions:
- We’ll start to build relationships with you and your child
- You’ll be able to meet our team and your child’s ‘key person’
- We’ll be able to find out your child’s likes and dislikes
- And what your child’s routine is at home, and any specific requirements you may have such as sleeps, meals and comforters
Our aim is that you and your child feel completely happy before you start permanent sessions with us.
If you already have a child at our nursery or if you’re registering a place for more than one child, we offer a 10% discount off your oldest child’s nursery fees when their younger sibling starts. Please ask at the nursery for more information on any of the above.
15 hours per week Free Entitlement – Ages 3, 4 & 5 year olds
Gems childcare is part of the Early Years Development Partnership. 3, 4 and 5 year olds in the Early Years Foundation stage do receive funding since we are an eligible provider. The funding is received on behalf of the parent and is taken off the parents’ total monthly Fee’s. Further information is available upon request from the nursery manager.
The Nursery runs a Breakfast Club for those parents who need an earlier start.
The Breakfast Club operates from early morning Monday to Friday and is FREE. The children are offered a breakfast comprising of cereals, toast, milk, fruit etc
Working Family Tax Credit
Nine out of 10 families are eligible for some financial assistance through the new Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. The amount you receive will depend on your circumstances. Many parents are accessing funding to help contribute to nursery fees. Further information is available upon request from the nursery manager.